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Happy Monday! Some music to get your week started in a positive way

6 May

Monday, Monday, Monday! Time to make this a great week and to help get your week started off in a positive way, here’s a playlist to crank up as you work away the day, drive around with the windows down or just to just relax and enjoy the sunshine. Hope you like it and stay positive!

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com Monday Happiness Playlist!

15 Apr

To help make sure you don’t get a case of the Monday’s, here’s a little Monday Happiness playlist for you! Hope you enjoy and find a few good reasons to smile, dance, laugh, daydream, have fun and get this week started off in a positive way.

Cheers!
Craig

 

DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Jump Into Fall Vol. I – Playlist

4 Sep

Labor Day has come and gone which means we can all start to get ready for Fall.  Yes cooler temperatures, shorter days, hoodies and football are all coming back into season and musically it’s going to be an awesome one as there are dozens of anticipated new albums set to drop.  Plus it means at DoYouHearTheMusic.com I can put together a first installment of Jump Into Fall playlists which I hope you really enjoy Vol.I.  This one was a bunch of fun to put together and really does include a lot of good rock and roll (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Heartless Bastards, Death On Two Wheels, The Sheepdogs) as well as an oldie but newbie for 99% of you from the Belgian, Selah Sue.  Give a spin on Spotify and listen for yourself HERE.

  1. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – “Rosalee”
  2. Heartless Bastards – “Only For You”
  3. The Avett Brothers – “Live and Die”
  4. The Sheepdogs – “The Way It Is”
  5. The Heavy – “What Makes A Good Man?”
  6. Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World”
  7. Death On Two Wheels – “Calling Us All Back Home”
  8. Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go”
  9. Dr. Dog – “That Old Black Hole”
  10. Delta Spirit – “Tear It Up”
  11. Two Door Cinema Club – “Sleep Alone”
  12. The xx – “Angels”
  13. The Dirty Guv’nahs – “Good Luck Charm”
  14. Ryan Bingham – “Heart of Rhythm”
  15. Lady Danville – “Ships”
  16. Selah Sue – “Raggamuffin”

Revisited: My @Bonnaroo 2012 | Running down the festival from top to bottom

13 Jun

Bonnaroo is a lot like camp, you hang out with friends, create memories and have the greatest summer alive and when it’s time to say goodbye you don’t want to accept it and it can be sad. But those frowns get turned upside down when you realize it’s less than a year away from returning to the friendly confines and get the chance to rekindle friendships and make new memories.

Now that the sappy stuff is out of the way, let’s get to the meat and potatoes that was Bonnaroo 2012. First off flying in Wednesday night was the best move of the festival which besides getting to roll in to the grounds during daylight, I got the opportunity to enjoy a full Thursday and what a first day it was.

Over the course of the four days I exhausted myself trying to squeeze in as much music as possible. And at the end of the day, that was a tough task and personally I feel I fell short and should have squeezed in more but ultimately my body didn’t agree. I did however stay true to my top three to see: Dispatch, Alabama Shakes and Black Star and those were three shows I got so much joy out of. Dispatch was over a decade in the making for me and the fellas were enthusiastic, having fun and straight up rocking the way I imagined. Alabama Shakes reconfirmed to me what I have been preaching; amazingly talented, rock and roll has a new voice and Brittany Howard may be one of the most charismatic musicians in the business. And Black Star, a true honor to see some of hip-hop’s finest share the stage and just own the night.
As for the rest of my thoughts on Bonnaroo 2012, here we go:

A Breakdown of who I saw each day

Thursday:
Feist (did an impromptu set on Which Stage to prepare for her regular gig), Fort Atlantic, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Rubblebucket, Mariachi El Bronx, Danny Brown, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kendrick Lamar, Marina Orchestra, SOJA and Phantogram (just tidbits walking by), Alabama Shakes, Big Gigantic, CHERUB
Friday:
Shahidah Omar, Electric Guest, Michael Kiwanuka (he ended 15 minutes early so only heard one song), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Two Door Cinema Club, Caitlin Rose, Afrocubism, The Avett Brothers, Foster The People, Radiohead, Black Star, Major Lazer, Umphrey’s McGee
Saturday:
Charles Bradley, DAWES, The Temper Trap, Flogging Molly (one song), Oberhofer, Santigold, Childish Gambino, The Roots, Dispatch, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Superjam, (gulp) Skrillex
Sunday:
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, ALO, The Black Lips, Honey Island Swamp Band, GROUPLOVE, Mac Miller (Beach Boys was too crazy had to watch from a TV!), Kenny Rogers, Bon Iver, Machines Are People Too, Phish

My First Show: Feist (impromptu set)

My Final Show: Phish

My Moment of Joy: Seeing a throng of people overflow This Tent for the Alabama Shakes and watching them in amazement as they owned opening night at Bonnaroo. Want to try and capture the energy? Click HERE to download their set from Bonnaroo!

Best What Stage Show: Phish – are you kidding me, besides having Kenny Rogers come out to sing “The Gambler,” the jam band legends did their legacy well.

I did also love The Avett Brothers show, those fellas are so damn good live.

Best Which Stage Show(s): Dispatch and Childish Gambino. Dispatch were on fire and had an aura of happiness that was contagious with the crowd. Gambino didn’t allow technology malfunctions to derail his time in the spotlight and a major upgrade from the tent last year.

Best Tent Show: GROUPLOVE (see below)

Best Side Stage Show: DAWES at Sonic Stage – after thinking it was going just be a “30 minute set and play some songs,” Taylor Goldsmith wasn’t shy about letting the packed legion of fans know “ you made this like a second performance at Bonnaroo” which in turn granted fans an encore after the show was well over! Wild stuff.

Best Overall Show: GROUPLOVE – there is something about this band that I feel and it gets me to the bone every time I see them live. I love their story, their music, the way they approach shows, how sincere they are and yeah, they are damn good musicians. The crowd was lively; the band was energized and together formed a beautiful hour of music euphoria.

Biggest Surprise: Marina Orchestra – no idea going in and left loving this band craving more.

Best Legend Show: Kenny Rogers (even if I did miss Lionel Richie coming out to sing with him).

Random Moment(s) Of Awesomeness: Seeing Kenny Rogers come out on stage to sing “The Gambler” with Phish; Flea taking a moment during RHCP set to reel off all the bands he had the chance to see and how awesome Bonnaroo is.

Overall Stage With The Best Performances: Got to go with the main one, What Stage, this year was packed with supreme talent that did not disappoint.

Most Entertaining Show: Rubblebucket – this show had it all, sick horn section, rocking lead singer, robots (yes really) dancing in the crowd courtesy of the band and all this happening on the Solar Stage!

2nd place – Mariachi El Bronx which was not only amazing but I love this hardcore punk turned mariachi band. Best part was lead singer Matt Caughthran finding a way to dedicate every song to someone and to see the sheer joy about performing at Bonnaroo.

Most Disappointing Moment: Missing a plethora of bands I wanted to see just based on schedule conflicts – Alice Cooper, Hey Rosetta!, The Civil Wars, St. Vincent, Kurt Vile, Trampled By Turtles, to name some

Next Big Thing: Electric Guest and GROUPLOVE (Alabama Shakes have already arrived)

Giving it a shot: I did two things I said I wouldn’t, caught some of Skrillex’s set and took in Bon Iver (actually found a song I like, “Skinny Love”)

Top Party: Superjam, c’mon were talking about ?uestlove bringing D’Angelo out! First show in the US in 12 years and man did he sound good.

Oddest Show That Was A Blast: Danny Brown

Funky Good Time Show: Charles Bradley

Band I Was Sad To Miss: The Civil Wars

Best Intro: Do my intros to friends going to see a band they never heard of count?

What Would Have Been Great: a fifth day to see some more of the acts

Top Roo Rookie: Dispatch, yeah the seasoned veterans played their first Roo and boy was it special

Top Moment: The entire crowd at What Stage singing “Under The Bridge” during the Red Hot Chili Peppers show.

Best Festival Eats: Amish Bakery Doughnuts

Best Broo’ers Beer: Starr Hill Brewery Amber

Best Place To Cool Off: the RV

Biggest Waste of Time: anything that involved a line (again)

Shocker Of The Festival: Not too many surprise guests as expected

Worst Part: Scheduling conflicts

Clutch Move: Native Rain Boots, comfy and convenient to deal with the mud on Day 4

Tip For Next Year: Walmart is so close to the campground, don’t buy more than you really need, you can always go back for more, we did this year and it saved us close to $1,000.00.

More Tips: drink water, more water, sunscreen is your second best friend after water, if you see someone struggling give them a hand or find someone, Ben & Jerry’s is still my favorite thing to eat at Bonnaroo.

Photos coming soon, stay tuned!

Revisited: Bonnaroo Day 1 Snapshot

8 Jun

Day 1 proved to be an amazing first day at Bonnaroo and got kicked off with a solid surprise as Feist did a sound check performance at Which Stage to prepare for her Friday gig.  Full recap coming after the festival but Alabama Shakes were incredible, Rubblebucket just wow wow wow and Mariachi El Bronx were sick!

Here’s who I saw:

Impromptu set: Feist
Fort Atlantic
The Dirty Guv’nahs
Rubblebucket
Mariachi El Bronx
Danny Brown
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Kendrick Lamar
Marina Orchestra
Alabama Shakes
Big Gigantic
CHERUB

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 19 Days – Artist of the Day: The Dirty Guv’nahs

18 May

Do you ever hear a band and wonder how does it seem practically no one outside where they are from know who they are?  I still can’t even remember how I came across The Dirty Guv’nahs but what I can tell you is I am damn glad I did and I want to know why the rest of the world doesn’t know about this incredibly talented band from Tennessee.  Last year on the way to Bonnaroo I was listening to them nonstop even though they weren’t going to be there and well now a little wish has been granted to me.  All you have to do is listen to “Baby We Were Young” and “We’ll Be The Light” to understand what you’ve been missing out on.  And flat out, if you like southern rock and roll, The Guvs are for you!

Now Playing: The Dirty Guv’nahs (@dirty_guvnahs) – “We’ll Be The Light”

20 May

Happy Friday, y’all.  Here’s a little feel good music to get the weekend started.  If you’ve never heard of The Dirty Guv’nahs from Knoxville, Tennessee, you can thank me later. And do yourself a favor, check out more tunes from these guys.